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Taking legal action

Taking legal action can be stressful and expensive. 

You can find out how to take a small claim to court. You can also find out how get help if you have to go to court without a lawyer (a solicitor or a barrister).

Taking a case to court without legal advice

Representing yourself in court and help you can get from a McKenzie friend.

Help with legal costs

Information on publicly-funded legal services including the green form scheme and criminal legal aid.

Using a legal adviser

Finding a legal adviser, information on using a solicitor, solicitors' costs and bills, and using a barrister through the Direct Professional Access Scheme.

Going to court without a solicitor or barrister

If you’re going to a tribunal or court without a lawyer, find out where to get help to represent yourself and what a McKenzie Friend, the Personal Support Unit or an interpreter can do.